Unveiling the new Fit electric vehicle at L.A. Autoshow Honda announced plans to begin leasing this battery-powered car in America in summer 2012.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV, known as Jazz in Europe, will have a range of 123 miles in urban environment. It is powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 92 kilowatt coaxial electric motor. The electric motor is derived from the one they use in the FCX Calrity.
the Fit EV can be an alternative to the recently reveled Toyota Prius C. The Toyota is a hybrid and has a much bigger range, but these cars will be bought by Eco-mentalists and for them even the tiny CO2 emission of the hybrid car is not acceptable!
The Fit also gets the 3- mode electric drive system, adapted from the CR-Z Sport Hybrid. The system allows the driver to select between Econ, Normal and Sport to instantly and seamlessly change the driving experience to maximise efficiency or improve acceleration. Another innovative feature is interactive coaching designed to assist the driver in maximising battery performance and driving range.
The car will have a base MSRP of $38,675 in America, with an estimated lease priced at $399 a month.